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dreck

 (drĕk)
n. Slang
1. Worthless, distasteful, or nonsensical material: "the dreck that generally passes for the modern sitcom" (David Carr).
2. Rubbish; trash.

[German, dirt, trash, and Yiddish drek, excrement, both from Middle High German drec, dung, filth, from Old High German; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

dreck′y adj.

dreck

(drɛk)
n
slang chiefly US rubbish; trash
[from Yiddish drek filth, dregs]
ˈdrecky adj

dreck

or drek

(drɛk)

n. Slang.
1. dung.
2. junk.
[1920–25; < Yiddish drek; c. German Dreck filth; compare, Old Norse threkkr excrement]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dreck - merchandise that is shoddy or inferior
merchandise, product, ware - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
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